A Florida aviation college is leading the fusion of fossil-fuel engines with electric propulsion

martes, 7 de febrero de 2017

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers have become the nucleus around which a new nine-seat hybrid electric turboprop aircraft could be built in the near future.

The effort is being run out of the college’s Eagle Flight Research Center, at its Daytona Beach, Florida, campus, and is headed by aerospace professor and researcher Pat Anderson.
  • All-electric propulsion is not a realistic option
  • Powered by a combination of turbine engine(s) and electric motor(s)
  • Textron, GE and other consortium members consider funding mechanisms for a prototype

Continue Reading: http://aviationweek.com/technology/nine-passenger-hybrid-turboprop-may-be-way

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